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This post may not apply to everyone, but I believe that it is an important topic to discuss. The term pre-graduation depression isn’t talked about often or realized soon enough for the people graduating soon. Most people are always happy and all they want to do is just write their final exams and leave school. I am most people but I’m suddenly depressed. I used to think there’s no such thing as pre-graduate depression until I read osastheking’s blog post about “HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SANITY DURING THE LAST DAYS OF YOUR FINAL YEAR IN THE UNIVERSITY”

All of a sudden, I’m faced with a lot of what ifs because I realise that there’s a whole reality that I’m not ready to face in the outside world
OsasTheKing- How To Maintain Your Sanity During The Last Days Of Your Final Year In The University

Yes! This is exactly how I am right now. I’ve suddenly decided that I don’t want to graduate due of the upcoming challenges in my life. I’m not going to be my mother’s baby any longer? Added to the fact that I’ll be incurring more bills in the near future??? I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do with the rest of my life, and believe me, I’m still unsure.

It still feels like yesterday that I packed my belongings and left for Lagos, leaving my parents’ home for the first time to live somewhere new. In the blink of an eye, i’m writing my final exams soon.

At the beginning of first semester, January 2020, I was extremely excited about finally being in my final year in the university. It hadn’t fully dawned on me that I am going to be done with university in a matter of months. I was just going for classes normally. The day I finally accepted it, was the day I saw my name in the project supervisor list. I sat down and said to myself “omo you’re in 400 level oh” However, life intervened. COVID 19 occurred. I was looking forward to completion in 2020, but due to the lockdown, 2020 became 2021.

Being a 400 level Mass Communication student in a Nigerian university is HARD WORK. The online classes made it worse. There were so many things to do and such little time. There were assignments due soon with nothing written.

My first semester isn’t something I want to relive again. It was choking with the online classes. We had to face the physical exams despite the fact that some teachers didn’t seem to care about teaching us. We still had assignments to complete after exams. But that’s by the way.

The second semester arrived, and I was overjoyed that we would be having physical classes, but we were once again sent home because some students were unable to keep safe. I was furious because it was going to happen again, putting all of my final-year plans in jeopardy.

My exams are coming up this month, and I’m not sure how I’ll pass them like this. Because I’m acting like I don’t have exams to write in less than 2 weeks. All I need is a little more time. Is that asking too much? I’m feeling rushed right now, sigh.

Anyway, I’m just writing to let you know that pre-graduate depression exists, and that I’ll be finishing this month regardless of how depressed I am. I also want to let you know that I’ve been nominated as BLOGGER OF THE YEAR in my department. I’ll be posting the link here so you can vote for me. Anywhere you see Anjorin Molayo, just vote. Help me bring this award home before I leave University of Lagos.

https://forms.gle/1ekhXyf4MimgHnah9

HOW WAS YOUR FINAL YEAR IN THE UNIVERSITY?

DID YOU EVER EXPERIENCE PRE-GRADUATE DEPRESSION?

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE ME?

Scroll up to vote, why are you so stubborn? 

See y’all next month 🧍🏾‍♀️.

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4 Comments

  1. Ubadike Praise September 5, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    You’ve just gotta take life as it is and just breathe, but stay focused and prepared, so once any opportunity comes, you grab the living daylight out of it… put your eyes and ears out for information, grow your network, and choose who and what you spend your time on wisely….

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  2. Amabuo Newness September 5, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    I actually feel the same way. I really don’t even want to think about it,I’m going to miss so many things and so many people. But it’s life,we always find a way to move on and face our reality. You’ll be fine. God’s got you.❤

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    1. admin September 5, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      Amen 🙏🏾. Thanks babe.

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  3. Michael Favour Chijoke September 6, 2021 at 9:53 am

    I’m at this point in my life. Final Year Depression is a thing!
    Hit me last year during my 4th year exams, where I saw myself thinking of failing so I could stay longer and maybe “succeed” here first before I leave.
    But I have come to realise that Life is meant to be lived as it comes. Finding Happiness in the little things as we move on forward. Sh*t might get crazier, but we have all gone through different points in life where we thought it was all over. But we moved ahead.
    Same with the new phase.
    We’ll be fine.

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